Damages in Wrongful Death Claims
The loss of a loved one is a devastating event in many people’s lives that no amount of money can ever replace. The loss can be especially traumatic for surviving family members when the death of their loved one occurs unexpectedly in an accident.
We understand that money will never replace the loved one that you lost and the love and companionship you shared. But financial compensation for the loss of a loved one can ease the financial burdens associated with the untimely death of a loved one, helping family members move on from their tragic loss.
Wrongful Death Compensation
In Florida, families are entitled to recover economic and noneconomic losses by filing a wrongful death claim against the persons responsible for their loved one’s death. Economic damages can cover:
- Loss of past and future financial support
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of the value of services
- Funeral and burial expenses
You can also recover noneconomic damages for the:
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, society, moral support, and loss of consortium for a spouse
- The loss of a parent’s training and guidance in the case of minor children
In some situations, the family can also recover punitive damages which are intended to punish the defendant and deter others from engaging in similar reckless behavior.
Calculating Damages in Wrongful Death Claims
In a wrongful death claim, juries will be instructed to consider several factors such as:
- The age of the deceased
- The earning capacity of the deceased
- The relationship of the deceased with the individuals bringing the lawsuit
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our Vero Beach wrongful death damages lawyers have represented families in all types of fatal accidents, including construction accidents, truck accidents, airplane crashes, car accidents, medical malpractice and other serious accidents. We are prepared to fight for your right to receive fair compensation before a jury.
Our experienced and skilled attorneys can work closely with your family to help recover all available damages under the law. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call our wrongful death attorneys at (772) 492-8967 or fill out the contact form on this page.